Signed into law by President Chester A. Arthur on May 6, 1882, this law allowed the United States to suspend Chinese immigration for ten years. It was the first significant law restricting immigration into the country.
Excerpt from the United States Statutes at Large, 47th Congress, session 1, chapter 126, 1882.
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